Good Vs. Evil In Lord Of The Flies

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The book “Lord of the Flies” offers many examples of the discussion good versus evil. Each character in the book portrays different elements/characteristics of good or evil. The characters that represent robust and civilized on the island are Ralph, Piggy and Simon. The characters that stimulate malicious intent are Jack, Roger and the “Beastie”. The robust and civilized characters on the island have a great quantity of symbolism and innocence in their individual characters, for instance Simon symbolizes Jesus from the Bible. Simon is seen as one of the most innocent boys who helped all the others when needed. Simon is known to have helped build the huts, collect the fruit for the littluns and travel into the forest alone and meditate,…show more content…
Factors that contribute to this conclusion is that Roger is the only character that single handedly killed someone out of malicious intent. Roger’s criminal act consisted of him aggressively pushing an immensely large boulder down the side of a hill, which Piggy stood at the bottom of, knocking Piggy off instantly killing him and sends him soaring out into the sea. Before the boys separated into two tribes, Roger gathered rocks and threw them at Henry on the beach, “Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger 's arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins.” (pg. 47) This quote shows that Roger’s original life consisted of him following rules and commands of adult authority and consequences. This event also foreshadows Piggy’s death by showing how Roger slowly slips out of having an authority figure watching over
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